Universal Credit, Ideology and the Politics of Poverty

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 24 Number 3 (2016)

Universal Credit, Ideology and the Politics of Poverty
George Morris, pages -

Abstract

Universal Credit was the centrepiece of Iain Duncan Smith’s reforms at the Department for Work and Pensions between 2010 and 2016. It has been widely criticized and its delivery beset by problems. To understand the policy, though, and how it might be reformed by a left-wing government, we must understand the Thatcherite thinking that shaped it.

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